Thomas May


Viacom, CBS explore merger

Viacom and CBS have formed special committees to explore combining the two companies. National Amusements, which owns controlling stakes in both firms, last week urged the pair to look at merging. Viacom responded by forming a special committee that comprises independent directors Thomas May and Nicole Seligman, who will act as co-chairs, and Kenneth Lerer, […]

New Viacom board meets, CEO decision looms

The newly constituted board of Viacom will meet today for the first time, with a long term successor to Philippe Dauman yet to be appointed. US reports said the board is unlikely to approve interim CEO Tom Dooley (left) as a permanent replacement today, although Viacom has said it will decide on his future at […]

Dauman set to exit as Viacom war ends

Philippe Dauman is set to leave his role as CEO of Viacom in exchange for a massive pay-out, ending the war for control of the US entertainment giant. According to numerous media sources, Viacom’s board met last night to vote and agree on terms of a deal with the company’s controlling shareholder, Sumner Redstone. Viacom […]

Dauman axed from Viacom board

Viacom’s chief executive, Philippe Dauman, is one of five directors axed from the media giant’s board by parent company National Amusements. Five new directors have been elected to the board to replace those chopped, who comprise Dauman (pictured), George Abrams, Blythe McGarvie, Frederic Salerno and William Schwartz. Dauman does remain CEO for the time being, […]